Snocross team awards THHS senior scholarship
The day before Thanksgiving is a pretty mundane day at most schools, but last week at Two Harbor High School the Amsoil Snocross race team made the day anything but common for several classes.
Team owner Steve Scheuring brought the race team, complete with the mobile shop, side-by-side vehicle and snowmobile to the school and spoke to students from Mike Fitzpatrick's shop classes as well as several other classes. Schuering's presentation demonstrated to the crowd the importance of engineering, physics and other subjects in building a successful race team.
Schuering also stressed the value of a positive attitude and told the students he wouldn't hire anyone he believed to have a bad attitude. Scheuring said grades and coursework are important, but coming to work every day and being a positive influence in the shop and on the race course are much more important when he considers hiring an employee.
The Amsoil Snocross team visits THHS each year just before the Amsoil Duluth National at Spirit Mountain. Schuering provided passes for a students interested in going to the event. Students also toured the team's mobile shop and lounge the team.. Not only is there a work space to perform maintenance and repairs to the vehicles, there is also a lounge for team members to relax in between events.
Schuering presented a $200 scholarship to senior Brandon Lounsberry as part of their visit. Fitzpatrick said the senior was chosen to receive the scholarship because of his hard work and positive attitude during class.
"Brandon is one of the most responsible students I have," Fitzpatrick said. "He comes in here every day with a good attitude and gets his work done."
Lounsberry, an offensive lineman on the Two Harbors football team, said he plans to continue his education next fall at Lake Superior College in Duluth.